Do you love breakfast? If you're looking for ways to get creative with the most important meal of the day, here are five appliances that rank from cool and useful to niche and wacky that you can actually buy to build a better (or more complicated) breakfast.
Don't want to leave your toast to chance? Get this clear sided toaster to keep an eye on the progress of your slice. The slot is wide enough for bagels and long enough for slices of non-standard sized loaves. Plus, as one Amazon reviewer puts it, "My morning toast is toasted to perfection and I got to watch."
From the people who brought you the breakfast machine to end all breakfast machines comes the bacon grill. Instead of waiting for the oven to preheat or getting grease spattered all over your kitchen, you can now toast up perfect, crispy bacon right on your countertop. Our national love affair with this pork product has yet to wane, as evidenced that the $40 grill is sold out in many online retailers (Best Buy has some in select stores) and is being relisted for $100 or more on Amazon and eBay.
If you've ever had homemade (or local small batch) almond milk, you can agree that anything you can buy at the grocery store is complete and udder (sorry not sorry) swill. Of course, if you've ever made the dairy alternative at home, you also know it's kind of a messy process. Almond Cow promises to make fresh almond milk in just 30 seconds. The project was funded over 16 times its goal on Kickstarter and is currently taking preorders for a May shipment.
If you want your breakfast to be a work of art, there's a bot for that. PancakeBot uses 3D printer technology to turn batter into any shape you can imagine. It comes with software to create your morning masterpieces and then the bot prints them directly onto a hot griddle for delicious (and impressive) results.
If you're like Leslie Knope and prefer waffles to pancakes (or really any other food), perhaps this space saving design is for you. Its upright design means you pour the batter into a slot on top, and don't open the iron until the waffle is done.But, since you're filling it blindly, you can't see if you've filled all the nooks and crannies, so it could take a few tries to get the perfect pour. Though for ease of storage, this wins over a clunky standard iron any day.